Kawachi, Kazuhiro

写真a

Affiliation

Faculty of Business and Commerce (Hiyoshi)

Position

Professor

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Career 【 Display / hide

  • 1992.04
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    2000.02

    Keio Shiki Boys' Senior High School, Division of Foreign Languages, Full-time Teacher

  • 2008.10
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    2010.09

    National Defense Academy of Japan, Department of Foreign Languages, Assistant Professor

  • 2010.10
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    2017.03

    National Defense Academy of Japan, Department of Foreign Languages, Associate Professor

  • 2017.04
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    2021.03

    National Defense Academy of Japan, Department of Foreign Languages, Professor

  • 2021.04
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    Present

    Keio University, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Professor

Academic Background 【 Display / hide

  • 1983.04
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    1986.03

    Keio Boys' Senior High School

    Graduated

  • 1986.04
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    1990.03

    Keio University, Faculty of Business and Commerce

    University, Graduated

  • 1990.04
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    1992.03

    Keio University, Faculty of Letters

    University, Graduated

  • 1996.07
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    1996.08

    University of California, Berkeley, Teaching English as a Foreign Language Summer Institute

    United States, Completed

  • 1997.08
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    2007.06

    State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Linguistics and Center for Cognitive Science Ph.D. program

    United States, Graduate School, Completed, Doctoral course

Academic Degrees 【 Display / hide

  • Ph.D. in Linguistics, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2007.06

Licenses and Qualifications 【 Display / hide

  • Teaching certificate for English at senior high school, 1990.03

  • Teaching certificate for English at junior high school, 1992.03

 

Research Areas 【 Display / hide

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Linguistics

Research Keywords 【 Display / hide

  • Linguistic typology

  • Cognitive linguistics

  • Semantics and pragmatics

  • Syntax and morphology

  • Psycholinguistics

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Books 【 Display / hide

  • The Oxford Handbook of Ethiopian Languages.

    Ronny Meyer, Bedilu Wakjira, and Zelealem Leyew (eds.), Oxford University Press, 2023

    Scope: Chapter 17: Sidaama.,  Contact page: 320-343 , Accepted

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    This chapter provides a sketch of the grammar of Sidaama, a Highland East Cushitic language spoken in the Sidaama Zone of south-central Ethiopia. After giving very brief background information on this language, it outlines the phonological system, lexical and grammatical categories, the morphology of its verbs, nouns, and adjectives, and the structure of its single-verb, multi-verb, and complex-clause constructions. Phenomena of particular typological interest described in the grammatical category section, the morphology section, and the clause structure section include noun-phrase clitics, the modification and the MODIFICATION distinctions of nouns, and external possessor constructions, respectively. The chapter also overviews different types of speech reports as well as focus- and topic-marking strategies and cleft-construction formation as topics of pragmatics.

  • Associated Motion

    Antoine Guillaume and Harold Koch (eds.), De Gruyter Mouton, 2021.02

    Scope: Chapter 19: The ‘along’–deictic-directional verb suffix complex in Kupsapiny.,  Contact page: 747-777

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    https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110692099-019

  • Broader Perspectives on Motion Event Descriptions

    Yo Matsumoto and Kazuhiro Kawachi (eds.), John Benjamins., 2020.08,  Page: 324

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    https://doi.org/10.1075/hcp.69

  • Mermaid Constructions: A Compound-Predicate Construction with Biclausal Appearance

    Tasaku Tsunoda (ed.), De Gruyter Mouton, 2020.08

    Scope: Chapter 16: Sidaama. ,  Contact page: 679-733

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    https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110670844-016

  • Broader Perspectives on Motion Event Descriptions

    Yo Matsumoto and Kazuhiro Kawachi (eds.), John Benjamins., 2020.08

    Scope: Chapter 7: Should Talmy’s motion typology be expanded to visual motion?,  Contact page: 205-233

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    https://doi.org/10.1075/hcp.69.07kaw

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Papers 【 Display / hide

  • Long default and short indefinite noun forms in Kupsapiiny: Synchronic usage and diachronic development

    Kazuhiro Kawachi

    Gengo Kenkyu: Journal of the Linguistic Society of Japan 163 2023.01

    Research paper (scientific journal), Accepted,  ISSN  0024-3914

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    Nearly all common nouns in Kupsapiiny, a Southern Nilotic language of Uganda, have four forms depending on number (singular vs. plural) and the presence vs. absence of a suffix. This study examines how long and short common noun forms (with and without the suffix, respectively) occur in discourse by means of Dryer’s (2014) Reference Hierarchy. It shows that short forms are only infrequently used for indefinites, with their mandatory use restricted to two types of indefinites, semantically nonspecific indefinites involving negation and true-predicate nominals, whereas long forms serve as frequently used, default forms, which occur not only in definite situations, but also – in fact, more commonly than short forms – in most indefinite situations. The present study hypothesizes that long forms have semantically generalized from forms marking definiteness, i.e., the speaker’s assumption about the identifiability or accessibility of the referent to the hearer (Givón 1995, 2001), to those indicating the speaker’s assumption about the accessibility of the referent (type) to the hearer (or sometimes the speaker themself) with the result that their context extended from definite situations to include most indefinite situations, as reported about the diachronic development of definite articles in other languages (e.g., Greenberg 1978). It speculates that the context extension for long forms was brought about by associations between referents in discourse based on the Gricean maxim of relation as well as subjectification. Other types of factors than the speaker’s assumption about the referent (type) accessibility and indefiniteness in the choice between long and short forms (generational, lexical, and constructional differences as well as special uses of short forms for definites) are also described. The present study also points out that the Kupsapiiny noun system as a whole contradicts the grammatical form–frequency correspondence hypothesis (Haspelmath 2021).

  • Directness of causation and morphosyntactic complexity of constructions: Japanese and Korean cases.

    Kawachi, Kazuhiro, Sang-Hee Park, and Erika Bellingham

    Japanese/Korean Linguistics (Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications)  26   225 - 236 2020.07

    Research paper (scientific journal), Joint Work, Accepted,  ISSN  9781684000654

  • Different types of causality and clause linkage in English, Japanese, Sidaama, and Yucatec Maya.

    Kawachi, Kazuhiro, Erika Bellingham, and Jürgen Bohnemeyer

    Papers from the 18th National Conference of the Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association (2017) (Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association)  18   47 - 59 2018.06

    Research paper (international conference proceedings), Joint Work,  ISSN  1346-7964

  • Is Sidaama (Sidamo) a marked-nominative language?

    Kawachi, Kazuhiro

    LACUS Forum (2010) (Houston, TX: Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States.)  37   75 - 86 2017.03

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Accepted,  ISSN  0195-377X

  • Event integration patterns in Kupsapiny.

    Kawachi, Kazuhiro

    Asian and African Languages and Linguistics (Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)  10   37 - 91 2016.03

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Accepted,  ISSN  2188-0840

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Reviews, Commentaries, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • 新しいアフリカ言語研究

    大野仁美、河内一博、中川裕、米田信子、亀井伸孝、森壮也、宮本律子

    アフリカ研究 (日本アフリカ学会)   ( 100 ) 67 - 72 2021.12

    Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (scientific journal), Joint Work,  ISSN  0065-4140

  • クプサビニィ語の名詞の定性の区別:Dryer の定性の標識の類型論的枠組みでの分析

    河内 一博

    日本言語学会第157回大会予稿集 (日本言語学会)     330 - 335 2018.11

    Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (scientific journal), Single Work

  • クプサビニィ語とシダーマ語における通言語的傾向と類型タイプの現れ

    河内 一博

    日本言語学会第157回大会予稿集 (日本言語学会)     362 - 367 2018.11

    Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (scientific journal), Single Work

  • クプサビニィ語の Associated Motion を表す構文:類型的観点からの分析

    河内 一博

    日本言語学会第156回大会予稿集 (日本言語学会)     295 - 300 2018.06

    Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (scientific journal), Single Work

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Presentations 【 Display / hide

  • Using statistical classification to discover cross-linguistic semantic prototypes: The causation domain.

    Juergen Bohnemeyer, Erika Bellingham, Andrea Ariño-Bizarro, Jing Du, James Essegbey, Stephanie Evers, Saima Hafeez, Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano, Pia Järnefelt, Kazuhiro Kawachi, Fuyin Thomas Li, Yu Li, Tatiana Nikitina, Sang-Hee Park, Anastasia Stepanova, Guillermo Montero-Melis and Emanuel Bylund

    97th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, 

    2023.01

    Oral presentation (general)

  • Diachronic development of associated motion constructions in Kupsapiiny.

    Kazuhiro Kawachi

    Neglected Aspects of Motion-Event Description 2022: Deixis and Other Topics in Motion-Event Description. Kyoto University., 

    2022.11

  • High frequency of deixis mention due to different types of obligatory requirements to specify deictic directions in Kupsapiiny and Kathmandu Newar.

    Kazuhiro Kawachi and Ikuko Matsuse

    Neglected Aspects of Motion-Event Description 2022: Deixis and Other Topics in Motion-Event Description. Kyoto University., 

    2022.11

  • Diachronic development of idioms with the verbs ‘say’ and ‘do’ in Sidaama and their grammatical integration.

    Kazuhiro Kawachi

    Workshop on Typology of Ideophones at York University, Toronto, Canada, and Nagoya University (online)., 

    2022.06

    Oral presentation (general)

  • Reports on a semantic-typology experiment on causative constructions: The Sidaama case.

    Kazuhiro Kawachi

    59th Annual Conference of the Japan Association for African Studies, at Nagasaki University (online), 

    2022.05

    Oral presentation (general)

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Research Projects of Competitive Funds, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • Studies on space, person, and time deixis based on East Africa languages data

    2022.06
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    2025.03

    MEXT, JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Kazuhiro Kawachi, Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory), Principal investigator

  • Crosslinguistic studies on grammatical nominalizations

    2022.04
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    2027.03

    MEXT, JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Kazuhiro Kawachi, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Principal investigator

  • A cross-linguistic study of motion event and state-change event descriptions

    2019.04
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    2023.03

    MEXT, JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Yo Matsumoto, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Coinvestigator(s)

  • Iconicity in language use: A cross-linguistic study of constructions used to describe causal events

    2019.04
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    2022.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Principal investigator

  • Causality across Languages

    2015.09
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    2019.01

    National Science Foundation, Jürgen Bohnemeyer, Research grant, Other

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Awards 【 Display / hide

  • 山崎奨励賞

    2014.03

    Type of Award: Award from publisher, newspaper, foundation, etc.

  • Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States Presidents' Prize for 2009

    2009.08

    Type of Award: Award from international society, conference, symposium, etc.

  • College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship, 2005-2006

    2005.08

    Type of Award: Other

 

Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • PRACTICAL ENGLISH SEMINAR 2

    2022

  • PRACTICAL ENGLISH SEMINAR 1

    2022

  • GENERAL EDUCATION SEMINAR (DB)

    2022

  • GENERAL EDUCATION SEMINAR (DA)

    2022

  • ENGLISH READING 1B(INTERMEDIATE)

    2022

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Courses Previously Taught 【 Display / hide

  • Japanese Linguistics

    Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

    2019.10
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    2022.03

    Autumn Semester, Undergraduate (specialized), Lecture, Outside own faculty (within Keio)

  • Topics in Linguistics

    Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

    2019.04
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    2022.07

    Spring Semester, Undergraduate (specialized), Lecture, Outside own faculty (within Keio)

  • Language and Communication/Introduction to Linguistics

    Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

    2017.04
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    2018.03

    Spring Semester, Undergraduate (specialized), Lecture, Outside own faculty (within Keio)

  • Introduction to linguistics

    Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

    2016.04
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    2016.07

    Spring Semester, Undergraduate (specialized), Lecture, Outside own faculty (within Keio)

  • Introduction to Morpho-syntactic and Semantic Typology (winter intensive course)

    Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

    2016.02
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    2022.03

    Other, Undergraduate (specialized), Outside own faculty (within Keio)

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Social Activities 【 Display / hide

  • Joint researcher at NINJAL

    2010.08
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    Present
  • Joint researcher at Osaka University

    2009.10
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    2012.03
  • Joint researcher at ILCAA

    2008.07
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    Present

Memberships in Academic Societies 【 Display / hide

  • 日本認知言語学会, 

    2007.09
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    Present
  • 日本言語学会, 

    2007.10
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    Present
  • 日本英語学会, 

    2010.05
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    Present
  • Association for Linguistic Typology, 

    2010.10
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    Present
  • 日本アフリカ学会, 

    2016.01
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    Present

Committee Experiences 【 Display / hide

  • 2016.04
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    2018.03

    科学研究費委員会専門委員(英語学), 日本学術振興会

  • 2015.04
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    Present

    評議員 , 日本言語学会

  • 2014.05
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    2015.08

    大会運営委員, World Congress of African Linguistics

  • 2012.07
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    2015.06

    大会運営委員, 日本言語学会

  • 2011.11

    発表賞審査員2012年11月, 2014年06月, 2014年11月, 2018年06月, 2019年11月, 日本言語学会